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Court Sentences Man To Two Weeks Imprisonment For Disturbing Courtroom

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A man identified as Abdulwahab Adebayo was on Tuesday sentenced to two weeks in a correctional centre by the Kwara High Court in Ilorin for receiving phone calls during court proceedings.

Adebayo was found guilty disturbing the court proceedings with his phone conversation by Justice Sikiru Oyinloye

The Judge noted that the accused distracted the court and when he was cautioned by a police officer, he refused.

“The convict refused to stop disturbing the court until another policeman dragged him off the court. He also exhibited a rude attitude in court, as he shouted and claimed to be innocent. The court premises is not a commercial call centre where anybody can receive or make calls as they wish.”

“People commit contempt of court with negligence. Ignorance of the law is an offence, I hereby sentence you to two weeks imprisonment, without an option of fine,” Oyinloye ruled.